Looking for an adventure to a destination with idyllic beaches, a captivating culture, wildlife, and friendly people? Visit Tanzania!
Tanzania should be your next travel destination for your honeymoon and even your family vacation. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Tanzania and can’t wait to go back. You won’t find anywhere else that you can experience volcanoes, one of the world’s tallest mountains along with stunning white sand beaches and an island with pivotal history surrounded by the Indian Ocean, incredibly friendly people, and also happens to be known as the land of safaris.
Thank you Jordan for sharing your thoughts on why we should visit Tanzania.
A safari is a perfect adventure for a honeymoon or a family vacation. If you’re looking for a honeymoon destination, I recommend a romantic hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti or an overnight stay in a luxury camp in the Ngronogoro Crater; where you can have dinner by a campfire in the middle of true wildlife, underneath the stars.
Both the Ngronogoro Crater and the Serengeti are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth – The Great Migration where you can see the “Big Five”: Lions, Leopards, Buffalo, Elephants, and Rhinos.
I loved experiencing the Serengeti and the Ngronogoro Crater with my family. It was absolutely incredible and something that we will never forget. Whether you are an adult or a child, most people love animals!
Good Earth Tours was our choice for our safari experience and our tour guide was incredible and everyone we encountered was incredibly hospitable. We did a 3 day safari and stayed at Ngronogoro Farmhouse and Mbugani Ndutu Camp. You can even see the Big Five and we were able to watch a lion catch a wildebeest in its natural habitat.
Zanzibar is an idyllic island off of the coast of Tanzania and could very well be the best vacation decision you can make. On Zanzibar Island you can experience endless stretches of white powdered sand, water sports galore, a sail on a traditional dhow to explore and snorkel at sandbanks, incredible food, made with world famous spices and an insight into the infamous cultural highlights and historical remnants of Stone Town.
Essque Zalu Zanzibar is a Resort on Nungwi Beach that exudes romance and luxury. It’s right on the beach and the architecture of the resort is captivating. The resort is known for its Swahili and Arabic architecture and has 40 suites and 8 villas overlooking the Indian Ocean.
You can’t go to Zanzibar Island without also going to Stone Town.
Stone Town is where you will get to experience a ton of cultural highlights and if you are a history buff, you will enjoy going on a Stone Town History Tour and to Prison Island. Stone Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was an infamous trading hub between Asia and Africa where spices, goods and people were traded. The island has a dark past but it’s extremely fascinating to learn about.
The history is apparent and is illustrated by the diverse groups of people – from the mosques, the churches, Omani palaces and Hindu temples. It is truly a harmony of diverse cultural regions. The architecture in the city is incredibly distinctive and features Arab, Persian, Indian, European, and African influences.
Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano and is the highest the peak in Africa. If you are honeymooners who are active adventurers you can tackle Mt. Kilimanjaro and experience hiking through lush rainforests, alpine deserts, glaciers, and sleeping closer to the stars than you ever dreamed possible by night.
However, if you not an incredibly active adventurer but still want to experience Kilimanjaro there a many different routes and you can still try the climb without your goal being the top! If you are on a family vacation and are bringing children, they too can experience climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and climb the base. Mt. Kilimanjaro takes several days to climb but if you don’t have time for that you can do a day tour as aforementioned and trek through the rainforest and catch a view of a variety of animals including blue monkeys, birds, Columbus monkeys, and exotic variations of plant life.
There is so much to do in Tanzania and so much to offer no matter what age or trip type. Whether you are on a honeymoon or on a family vacation, there are so many places and activities to choose from. It is as equally a relaxing vacation destination as it is an adventurous one.
And it is also truly a perfect destination to create family memories. Would you like to add Tanzania to your honeymoon or family vacation bucket list??